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NO. 3 

Seek Student 
Aid To Halt 
Library Loss 

I An alarming upswing in the illegal rc- 
I rnoval of uncharged books and reference 
I material from the library has led the 
I Faculty Library Committee to seek means 
I cutting book losses. 

I A library inventory taken last April rc- 
I vealed that more than 1,300 books were 
I missing from the main library. A check 
I of the shelves in July disclosed that 
I nearly 400 uncharged hooks had been re- 
I covered or returned, cutting the losses to 
I slightly more than 900 volumes. 

I The seriousness of the situation arises 
I not only from the financial loss involved, 
I but from the loss of irreplaceable books, 
I which directly affect student research and 
I study. Since many of the missing vol- 
I times are at present either out of print or 
I prohibitively priced, losses may be irrep- 
I arable. 

I The Committee recognized the fact that 
I lisciplinary action undertaken by the 
I faculty would not completely solve the 
I problem. It agreed that the only effective 
I method of halting illegal withdrawal of 
I 1 Kicks would be to gain the support of the 
I student body in halting such action. 
I For this reason representatives of the stu- 
I lent government, C. Irving Meeker '50 
I president of Men’s Assembly and Nancy 
I B. Vogt ’50 of the Student Union, met 
I with the library committee to discuss 
I methods by which students and their lead- 
I rs could take upon themselves the re- 
I -ponsibility of remedying the current 
I problem. 

Direct measures considered by the com- 
I mittee last Tuesday night, September 27, 
I were the closing of stacks and the installa- 
I lion of a turnstile. The committee de- 
I dared that both measures are unsatisfac- 
I mry and would be considered only as a 
I final resort. 

I Closing of the stacks would bar students 
I from free access to the stacks, a privilege 
(Continued on page 8) 

Two Cars Robbed 
During Bates Game 

I A robbery of goods valued at over 
51.000 from two ex-Middlcbury students' 

I ears occurred Saturday afternoon during 
I die Homecoming football game. Among 
I mods stolen were a fully equipped 4x5 
I peed graphic camera, numerous articles 
I of clothing, two suitcases (one containing 
I i diamond ring), and a brown leather 
I -having kit with the initials P. H. D. 

I The stolen goods were taken from cars 
I belonging to Mr. Thomas H. Crtmer, 

I ex-'48, of Chicago, III., and Dr. Phil H. 
Dunham, ex-’45, of Rrattleboro, Vt. 

• renter’s car was parked in back of the 
Memorial Field House while Dunham's 
r <ir was in front of the Delta Upsilon 
fraternity house. The unidentified thief 
broke a small hole in the left, front door 
"idow to gain entrance into Cremer's 
ar but merely walked into Dunham’s un¬ 
locked car. 

The incident is the first one of its kind 
' 1 r reported to the town authorities so 
Sir as Chief of Police Don Williamson 
mows. Chief Williamson is currently 
onducting an investigation with State 
I rooper Howard. 

Cremer and his wife also lost several 
articles of clothing which were lying loose 
m the car. Cremer's wife is the former 
Rebecca A. Fraser '46 who w as a member 
the 1948 U. S. Olympic Ski Team. 
Anyone knowing the possible where- 
uts of any of the stolen property or 
' ; "ing suspicions of who the thief may be 
: ‘ l urged to contact either Chief William- 
' 0 9 or Trooper Howard. 

Men’s Association Fixes Election Dates 
For Representatives To Student Assembly 

Specific dates for election of student 
representatives to the Men’s Undergrad¬ 
uate Association were set by the election 
committee at a meeting held last Sunday 
evening, according to C. Irving Meeker 
’51, president. Clayton C. Butzer ’52, 
heads the election board which includes 
John R. Moreau ’51, Gordon S. Ross ’51, 
Fred I.. Lake ’52, Ronald P. Prinn ’52, 
and Mr. Meeker. 

Off campus men will nominate repre- 

Faculty Committee 
To Aid Conference 

C. Leonard Hoag, associate professor 
of political science, has been appointed 
chairman of the faculty committee for the 
Middlebury Conference to be held April 
22 and 23. The appointment, made by 
Pres. Samuel S. Stratton, was announced 
Monday by George S. Conomikes ’50 and 
Claire Dufault ’50, Conference co-chair¬ 

Other members of the faculty committee 
who will assist the Conference members 
in decisions on speakers and policy, are 
Mischa H. Fayer, Prof. Harry M. Fife, 
Samuel Guarnaccia, J. Rowland Illick, 
Lawrence B. Leighton, Howard M. Mun- 
ford and Prof. Benjamin F. Wissler. 

Preliminary discussions for this year's 
Conference indicated that fewer speakers 
will he included on each of the panels. 
The general title for the Conference will 
be announced in about two weeks, accord¬ 
ing to Conomikes. Student suggestions for 
names of speakers will be welcomed by 
any of the Conference members. 

Pan-Hellenic Tea 
To Open Rushing 

Tile 1949 sorority rushing season offi¬ 
cially opens October 11, with a tea, 4:30- 
6:00 p.m., in the living room of Pearsons 
Hall. All freshman women, transfers, 
and those who entered Middlebury last 
February arc asked to attend. 

There will be a general introduction to 
sororities at Middlebury and a chance to 
ask representatives specific questions 
about each sorority. Any girl who does 
not care to be rushed may sign neutral at 
this time. 

The tea will be in two shifts, Adams to 
Knapp, 4:30-5:15; and Koster to Zimand, 
5:15-6 :00. 

Rushees will be given a chance to visit 
sororities at open houses held October 
12-13, 7:15 8:55 p.m. It is important 
that rushees visit all the sororities. Com¬ 
plete rushing schedules will be given out 
at the tea. 

sentatives tomorrow, Friday October 7, 
directly after the noon meal in Gifford 
lounge. The same group of men will 
elect their delegates Monday, October 10, 
after lunch in upper Gifford. Off campus 
neutral men will be included with the off 
campus freshmen and will nominate and 
elect in Gifford lounge with them. Off 
campus upper class fraternity members 
will be included in their respective fra¬ 
ternity quotas. 

Men in residence in fraternity houses 
will nominate and elect Men's Assembly 
representatives at regular meetings, Mon¬ 
day night, October 10. Undergraduates 
living in Starr, Painter and Gifford will 
nominate and elect delegates at meetings 
conducted by floor proctors Sunday night, 
October 9, after 10 p.m. Starr and Gif¬ 
ford will have two men from each floor 
while Painter will choose one representa¬ 
tive per floor. 

Individual elections will he held by 
proctors of the Charter, Porter and Storrs 
Houses. These elections will be held 
Sunday, October 9, after 10 p.m. 

Representation to the Assembly is based 
on one delegate for every fifteen men or 
major portion thereof, Mr. Butzer noted. 

Office Announces 
New Seating Plan 
For Away Games 

A new plan for seating of alumni, 
alumnae, students and friends of Middle 
bury at football games away this fall has 
been devised by the Alunmi Relations 
Office working in cooperation with the 
Directors of Athletics at Middlebury and 
the colleges where out-of-town games are 
to be played. 

In recent years the Middlebury cheer¬ 
ing sections at away games have usually 
been so interspersed with outsiders that 
cheer leaders have found it difficult to 
secure satisfactory group support from 
scattered Middlebury rooters. At games 
where the hand has appeared, their effec¬ 
tiveness has usually been greatly cur¬ 
tailed by their separation from the Mid¬ 
dlebury cheering section. 

This year Coach Brown has secured 
the promise from the directors that a 
solid block of seats will be reserved for 
Middlebury in mid-field and only those 
admitted who present identifying tickets. 

The Alumni Office is mailing cards to 
all alumni and alumnae within a wide 
radius of the various games, giving the 
time, place, general admission charge and 
an imprint of a special blue identifying 
ticket admitting the bearer and party to 
(Continued on page 8) 

Symposium, Convocation 
For ’50 Sesquicentennial 
Homecoming Announced 

“The Future of the Independent Liberal Arts College” will be the topic 
of an educational symposium and convocation to he conducted at Middle- 
bury’s sesquicentennial celebration next fall. Dr. Charles Seymour, presi¬ 
dent of Yale University, will be the moderator of the forum, it was an- 

t nounced at a joint meeting of the Alumni 
Council and executive and advisory com- 



To Give 


Blue Key, men’s honorary and service 
organization, will sponsor a stag dance 
this Saturday night from 8:00 p.m. to 
12:00 p.m. in McCullough Gymnasium. 
Primary purpose of the dance is to afford 
freshman men and women an opportunity 
to meet each other. Other members of 
the student body arc also invited. 

Admission price, to be collected at the 
door, will be 25 cents for men. Women 
will be admitted free. Both men and 
women are encouraged to come stag to 
the dance. 

Recorded music will he broadcast over 
a public address system. Refreshments 
will be served. 

The dance will be the first one to be 
held this year in the renovated gym¬ 
nasium, now being used by the Women’s 
College. Smoking will he permitted 
within the building lint only on the stage 
where ash trays will tie provided. Smok¬ 
ing will not be permitted on the dance 
floor nor on the stairways leading down 
to the locker rooms. 

Due to the conversion of the building, 
rest rooms will be reversed this year. 
Men will he able to hang their overcoats 
in what was formerly the training room, 
which the girls used to use on dance 
nights. Women will hang their coats in 
the locker rooms. 

Freshman men and women are being 
“encouraged" to wear their name tags 
to the dance. 

mitteet last Friday night. 

To be held in conjunction with the 
anniversary Homecoming on September 
30, 1950, this symposium will be one of 
the major events marking the 150th an¬ 
niversary of the founding of the college. 
Plans are already well under way; other 
speakers will be announced at a future 

Of special historical interest is the fact 
that Yale's Dr. Seymour comes to Mid¬ 
dlebury one hundred and fifty years after 
one of his predecessors, Timothy Dwight, 
whose efforts contributed largely to the 
founding of the college. 

A football game with Wesleyan Col¬ 
lege of Connecticut as a gridiron opponent 
will be played here on the afternoon of 
September 30. 

Alumni Fund Campaign 

Detailed plans for the first in a scries 
of annual alumni fund raising campaigns 
which will commence on December 1, 

1949 and carry through until May 31, 

1950 were also disclosed at this meeting 
of the Alumni Council. The goal of this 
year's drive is to raise $15,000 as a liv¬ 
ing endowment to he used for scholar¬ 
ship aid. This objective was chosen be¬ 
cause of increased tuition rates and the 
consequent danger of reduction in schol¬ 
arship aid on the part of the college. 

Under the plan of an ordinary endow¬ 
ment fund, which is invested by the col¬ 
lege at a given rate of interest, only the 
income from the capital is used for schol¬ 
arship aid. With present interest rates 
low, this income is liable to he small un¬ 
less the endowment is an unusually large 
(Continued on page J) 

Frontiersman Forest Hunter 
Surveys Middlebury Athletics 

Barest Hunter ’50, author of "Nancy" and oilier short stories, is a notable figure in 
Middlebury letters. He lias contributed the following report of his impressions of 
Middlebury athletics with particular emphasis on Saturday's game with Bates. 

This column is supposed to be about 
die Bates game. I don’t know why it 
was assigned to me, why I accepted the 
assignment, or what I ought to do with 
it now that it is mine. I suppose most 
of the readers of the Campus, most of the 

ATO Rocket Replica Steams Off with Trophy 

stlpha Tau Omega icon the Interfraternity Council Homecoming decoratings contest with its model of a smoke-producing Rutland 

Railroad train. Chi Psi took second place. 

men anyway, could sit down and whip 
off a thousand words about the game witli 
the same ease and skill with which most 
of them (I again suppose) watched it 
being played. But I am not one of that 
happy number. Neither in general terms 
nor as regards Middlebury specifically do 
I know anything about football or foot¬ 
ball players; and neither in general terms 
nor as regards Middlebury specifically 
do I care very much. 

The closest contact I have ever had 
with any of the gentlemen who play the 
game was a contact which came about 
in the spring of last year. I was living 
in Gifford, on the third floor. The third 
floor was noted for the monastic quiet 
which all of its inhabitants politely ob¬ 
served—all of them except some sports 
people who lived in the suite just down 
from my room. All through the spring 
semester, after I moved there, I listened 
to sports announcers, bull sessions, cele¬ 
brations, riots, barber shop quartets, re¬ 
cordings by Harry James, and, worst of 
all, to Ravel's Bolero —because some chap 
in the suite was evidently of a cultural 
turn of mind, so that every every after¬ 
noon, for weeks on end, at approximately 
four o’clock, Ravel's curse delivered upon 
(Continued on page 5) 



Middlebury Campus 


Gallery of College Types, No. 3 


National Collegiate 
Press Association 


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Founded in 1830 

Entered as second-class matter, February 28, 1913, at the post office, Middlebury, 
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- E<Utor«ln«Chlaf 
Managing Editor 
Business Manager 
Associated Business Manager 

___ Advertising Manager 

_ r Sports Editor 


Assistant Editors: 

Louise G. Lavcric *50, Margaret Fohring '50, Irene H. 1'lmer '50, Helen E. Reid '51, Renton 
Bond ’51, Leonard S. Inskip '51, Sallie R IlifT ’51, Patricia A. Ray '51, Marcia Mclntire '52, 
Jean M. Roberts '52, Janet M. West '52. 


Amy Quinn ’50, Elabeth J. Wright, ’50, Corolyn L. Johnson '51, Jeanne II. Bndoau ’52, 
Stuart Hriggs ’51, Mary J. Burr ’52, Ann L. Warren ’52, Alan M. Gussow ’52. 

Sports Staff: 

Bard Lindeman ’50, Phil Turnbull *50, Ken Noursc ’52, John Mooney ’51, Don Sherburne '51. 


Assistant Business Managers: 

Jean C. Maintain ’51, Stephen E. Baker ’52, Carol H. Ilrautigan *52, Samuel A. Cable ’52, 
Suzanne W. Goytie ’52, Shirley M. Herrmann ’52, Jean C. Hoai'ord '52, David C. Paulson 
’52, Grctchen O. Schupp ’52. 

Member Intercollegiate Press 

VOL. XLVI OCTOBER 6, 1949 No. 3 

Howard M. Munford, associate professor of American Literature is the 
Campus faculty advisor for the term of the present board. 

To The Polls 

By Ivan MncAllister 
Salvatore “Yutch" O’Shaughnessy 

This week let us look closely at the 
character who Fills our friend Horace 
Hornrim with so much awe and bewilder¬ 
ment ; the lusty fellow whom Ab regards 
as Neolithic—at the very latest. 

Yutch will not be bard to find. In the 
fair weather we may perceive him 
stretched comfortably on the grass in 
some sunny place, surrounded by a half- 
dozen or so of his carefree prototypes, 
taking bis blissful ease for hours at a 
time, and waiting for the next meal to 
be served. Observe his tanned features, 
marked with numerous scars, the under¬ 
shot jaw and the misshapen nose, and 
note too, the tremendous circumference 
of the neck. He is clad, we notice, in 
a bright blue athletic jacket, trimmed 
with white, and bearing the inscription 
“Melrose A. A., 1947.” He wears Army 
khakis, turned up at the cuffs, and black 
leather basketball shoes, well-worn and 
casually comfortable looking. 

There lie lies, flat on his back, with 
bis bands behind bis head and his logs 
crossed. Now and then, with a brave 
effort, be lifts his tired frame to lean 
on one elbow and exchange some pleas¬ 
antry or other with the man who lies 
next to him on the grass. Perhaps some¬ 
one lias caught sight of Bentley Choate, 
or our friend Ab, both of whom are the 
source of much mirth to these people, or 
perhaps a substantially - designed and 
comfortably-upholstered freshman co-ed 
lias attracted their attention, and they 
scrutinize her carriage, dumb with ad¬ 
miration, until she passes from view, 

Occasionally some mysterious impulse 
causes Yutch and his friends to rise labo¬ 
riously to their feet, and now, with their 
hands thrust deep in their pockets, they 
saunter off in leisurely fashion, to an¬ 
other part of the campus. Perhaps they 
go to the Snack Bar, where they sit for 
a time at a corner table, observing the 
ebb and flow of humanity with a sort of 
calm, aloof disdain. Perhaps they may 
stroll down to the tennis courts, in 
leisurely fashion, and observe the genteel 
activity there. Tennis seems to amuse 
Yutch, we notice, and lie exchanges hu¬ 
morous commentaries with his friends. 
Eventually the little group bleaks up, 
and Yutch slouches off to bis littered 
room in ivy-covered old Carpenter Hall, 
where he lies down heavily, with a great 
sigh, and falls instantly into a deep and 
dreamless sleep. 

We get the impression, as wc watch 
this person’s lethargic activities, that lie 
must be conserving his energies for some 
Herculean effort. As a matter of fact, 
he is doing just this, for it is Yutch who 
carries the colors of his college to battle 
in the field of sport. 

In one of our northern New England 
cities, on the shore of an historic and 
very beautiful lake, there is a university 
of some three thousand enrollment, sub¬ 
sidized by the state and devoted, I am 
told, to the study of agriculture, Some 
time ago an overwrought young journal¬ 
ist at this institution, chafing with quiet 
wrath at the consistent inability of his 
Alma Mater’s gridiron forces to defeat a 
much smaller college further down the 
lake, vented his adolescent spleen in a 
scathing article which was printed in his 
college newspaper. He contended, some¬ 

what hysterically, that the traditional 
rival to the south was using paid athletes, 
and he referred to Yutch and his leisurely 
friends as "hired hands.” No one knows 
better than Yutch that this is an infantile 
and infamous fabrication. He doesn’t get 
a lousy dime. 

If you ask Yutch why lie is in college, 
he will tell you that he intends to be¬ 
come what he calls a “teacher-coach." 
He majors in physical education, and 
we note that lie seems remarkably well- 
informed in matters pertaining to the 
iiistory of naval warfare. Now and then 
something goes wrong and he is placed 
on scholastic probation, but never oftener 
than twice annually. Yutch, like Bentley, 
reads exhaustively. He likes the New 
York Daily Neves and the Boston Daily 
Record for their fine sports coverage, 
their human interest news items, and 
their lucid prose style. He has just com¬ 
pleted a carefully detailed literary analy¬ 
sis of the modern classic, Cod's Little 
Acre. He is fond of art, and the walls 
of his room arc hung with an excellent 
selection of reproductions. One is par¬ 
ticularly striking. It is six feet high, 
and depicts a friendly-looking young lady, 
neatly dressed in a large diamond brace¬ 
let of which she seems rather fond. A 
staunch patriot, Yutch has joined the 
village chapter of the American Legion, 
and has become one of its most outspoken 

Here endeth the study of Yutch 
O’Shaughnessy, the third and last of the 
basic types. Next week wc begin a 
somewhat more detailed observation of 
several other characters, each a derivation 
or a modification of our original triuni 

Within two weeks, representatives to the Men's Student Assembly will 
have been nominated, elected, and installed. The Assembly, which is the 
deliberative agency of tbe Men’s Undergraduate Association, is vested by 
the Organization’s constitution with legislative power in all matters falling 
within the province of men’s student government. For many Middlebury 
men, who display little concern for this constitution or its history, the 
charter represents merely four pages of filler in the College Handbook. 

Article II of the Association’s constitution states the organization’s pur¬ 
poses in some detail. Reading of this statement of aims is strongly recom¬ 
mended to prospective Assemblymen and their electors. 

Article 11—Purpose 

“The purposes of this organization shall be to provide a control¬ 
ling and directing force for every phase of undergraduate activity 
not directly administered by the faculty and executive officers; to 
foster a spirit of unity and cooperation among the students of the 
college ; to develop among students a sense of personal responsibility 
for their own conduct and the welfare of the College ; to develop co¬ 
operation and understanding between the Men’s and Women's Col¬ 
leges; and to provide opportunity for training and experience in the 
establishment and operation of representative government.” 

In this declaration, the purposes are commendable, the scope of activity 
is impressive, and the prose is suitably sonorous but here, as elsewhere in 
the constitution, provisions for implementation of aims are neglected. 
Obviously, the constitution provides a framework within which members 
of succeeding governments work with widely varying degrees of success. 
In past years, some Middlebury Assemblies have left records of creditable 
accomplishment while others can he written off as abysmal flops. The ex¬ 
tremes of achievement and failure can be readily explained by the quality 
of the leadership and the general attitude present in the Assemblies. 

Student self-government at this college has a long and checkered his¬ 
tory. The present constitution is the result of a lengthy campaign of 
modification and revision which has produced an instrument of student 
government, which fits, to a large degree, Middlebury’s present require¬ 

The equanimity with which most students now view the Assembly did 
not always prevail, Late in the thirties, when the current constitution was 
being framed, student government became a focal point of campus interest 
and critical discussion. The student government had survived indifference, 
bad leadership, fraternity politicking, and a bad press and was emerging 
into what, to the optimist, looked like a new era. To observers of the 
activities of Middlebury’s student government during the post-war years, 
it appears that the new era never dawned. 

The decline in prestige and influence of the student government stems 
principally from a surpassing apathy on the part of the men’s college. 
Restoration of the Assembly to its forfeited position of general respect 
will require that the organization resume leadership in affairs involving 
the men’s college. 

Since the war, Assembly effectiveness has been crippled by the mutual 
indifference of students toward the organization and the Assembly toward 
the undergraduate body. Representatives have shrugged off responsibilities 
and constituents have seldom taken elections more than half-seriously or 
cooperated adequately with Assembly requests. With a few notable ex¬ 
ceptions, Assembly committee projects and investigations have bogged 
down and been abandoned, The current problem is clearly not abuse, 
but rather disuse of the student government apparatus. 

Admittedly, the sphere of student government activity is limited. 
Hyperactive student governments often come under fire when they poach 
on faculty or administration preserves. At present, however, there seems 
little likelihood of the Middlebury Assembly being labeled over-aggressive. 

An alert, capable student government, supported by its electors can 
serve to unify and express student opinion. Working vigorously and per¬ 
sistently for limited objectives, a student government can be a genuine 
asset to the students and to the college. It is hoped that this year both 
electors and elected will do more than go through the motions. 


Midd Skiers Known Abroad 
Says Bowdoin Plan Student 

Leonard S. Inskip 

“Already in Europe I have heard how 
Middlebury is famous for languages and 
how Middlebury held the ski champion¬ 
ship for the North American continent,” 
smiled Horst H. Bong, German exchange 
student, in a recent interview with the 
Campus Twenty-one-year-old Boog, a 
native of Grosskayna, Saxony, is one of 
four foreign students here this year under 
auspices of the joint fraternity-college 
plan whereby two fraternities provide one 
student with room and board and the 
college his tuition. 

The circumstances attending Boog's ap¬ 
plication and acceptance for foreign study 
are singular and interesting. Two years 
ago in the university town where he was 
studying, he was stopped on the street 
and asked for a light by three well-dressed 
and apparently well-versed gentlemen who 
then preceded to question him on such 
diverse subjects as philosophy and Mili¬ 
tary Government. His answers evidently 
satisfied them for the men advised him 
to apply to UNESCO in Paris for studies 
abroad and to use their names as refer¬ 
ences in the application. Boog did apply, 
hut for a year there was no reply and 
he concluded "it was all a joke." His 
application, as it turned out. lay stacked 
with those of about ten thousand other 
students. But like Cinderella, the Teu¬ 
tonic legendary beauty, whose slipper-fit¬ 
ting foot won a prince and a kingdom, 
Boog and his application also fit. Boog's 
name sifted through the maze until at 
last he and ninety-nine others stood 

The long voyage across “the pend” 
ended for Boog on September 2. His 
first impression of the New World was 
the “lighted mountain of skyscrapers 
which one could see through the evening 
fog and harbor haze about the city.” 
Through customs next "feeling himself at 

To the Editor: 

In the last issue of the Campus was an 
article concerning a letter written by 
George C. Ncwcombe ’48 to the Board 
of Trustees in which he advocated the 
barring of pro-fascists and pro-commun¬ 
ists from speaking at commencement acti¬ 
vities. While such an attitude is com¬ 
mendable in reference to out-and-out ad¬ 
vocates of such ideologies, yet it seems 
to me that Mr. Newcombe is going to 
extremes when he classifies cx-congress- 
man Pettingill as a fascist. Mr. Pettingill 
may be a conservative and differ from 
Mr. Newcombe as to what constitutes a 

last free of red tape.” He and other stu¬ 
dents like bint were sent to Camp Pratt, 
S. I. where in the evenings “young people 
from all over the globe sang around camp¬ 
fires. It was certainly impressive that 
so many different nationalities could come 
together without quarreling.” 

Asked about American life, Boog re¬ 
plied that lie thought American life more 
"dynamic," more rushed than in his own 
"static" Germany where, to use Boog's 
example, drug stores are not open seven 
days a week plus evenings. 

"Vermont,” described Boog, “is very 
similar to the hichtel Mountains in north¬ 
east Bavaria.” He minimizes his skiing 
abilities, but says lie enjoys the sport and 
with a twinkle admits he has skied occa¬ 
sionally in the Alps. 

Perhaps the most interesting revelation 
of the brief tete-a-tete was the sidelight 
on university life in Germany (Midd 
women take note) that there are no re¬ 
strictions on women and that there arc no 
Prc-A's, Hold on now before you run 
off to transfer because it’s not all pie- 
in-tlie-sky. Rooms, books, clothing, food, 
coal, money are all at a premium for a 
German student and to top it off if you 
survive the full eight semesters you must 
still pass stiff final exams to be graduated. 

Boog, himself, attended Regensburg 
and Kiel Universities after his few months 
in the closing stages of combat in the 
reserve forces recruited from the either 
too old or too young. He was only six¬ 
teen during his army career. 

Just what does Boog want to get from 
his year in America? Said he, “The most 
important thing for me is to know the 
American way of living and thinking. I 
want to know their philosophy, how they 
express themselves in literature, and how 
Americans view European history and 
problems. This is the real purpose of 
student exchange. 

democratic form of government, but it 
seems to me that in his address at the 
June commencement exercises lie man¬ 
aged to utter some extremely sensible re¬ 
marks. While I did not agree with every¬ 
thing Mr. Pettingill had to say, I did 
not think that a warning to graduates to 
“look shrewdly at the glib promisers who 
would strengthen Society by weakening 
the Individual’’ necessarily comprises an 
advocacy of fascism. Rather Mr. New¬ 
combe strikes me as having descended 
to the class of Mr. Mundt or Mr. Nixon 
who would outlaw all those ideologies or 
political beliefs with which they disagree. 

Richarp H. Stokes ’50 

And this is the story of the little Pan¬ 
ther who stalks around the campus stick¬ 
ing his nose into everyone’s business with 
his usual comment, meow, meow. . . . 
I he little cat kept himself busy over the 
weekend as he watched with amusement 
this thing called homecoming. They 
tried and tried but as Thomas Wolfe said, 
"You can’t go home again.” 

The eminent Dr. Buzby, South Ameri¬ 
can Goody Good Will Ambassador, was 
so overjoyed with finding “Rodger The 
Lodger" Casavant back that he offered 
up some evil juice to recall memories 
J lie ensuing bedlam was enough to burn 
the ears off an African elephant and kept 
the fair inhabitants of Forest (East, 
West, North, and South), at their win¬ 
dows till early morn straining for the 
forced lyrics of those enchanting South 
American plain old dirty songs. 

* * * 

The social highlight of the weekend 
was the Commodores Ball (Who is this 
guy the Commodore anyway?). Music- 
very little; decorations—good; crowd- 
apathetic (no drunks) ; comment—all this 
atui ginger snaps too. Perhaps the must 
grandiose spectacle there, was Midd's 
Clair Booth Luce, Dcbby Nyc, and the 
.Senator from Vermont, Tom Martin, a^ 
they flitted to and fro. Rumor would 
have it that they weren't talking about 
politics. Meow .... Closing com¬ 
ment on the whole thing, “Gee it was 
good to see Ray again.” 

* * « 

I liming to more academic subjects 
i'or those of you who wisely succumbed 
t° the Anything can happen to you at 
Midd” plan of insurance, you’ll be glad 
to know that the winter special on ampu¬ 
tations of thighs is down to $75—a new 
low. V by pay for overhead when you 
can't walk on it? 

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Chit Chat: Riddle of the week—Wliat 
is the bearded lady after she shavdV 
Clean shaven? No, unemployed. . . 
How do you like the new Vogt? It's 
definitely Scandinavian. . . . Predic¬ 
tion One Blue Key raid coming up. . 
Ibis is the season when chapel proctors 
are approached. Remember Rocky Gra- 
ziano. boys. Report those bribes I . . . 
h. Hunter is working on a new book 
called “Mind Over Mattress.” Incident¬ 
ally, don t miss his exclusive on the 
Sports Page of this same paper. . . . 

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like delicatessen and smorgesbord) then 
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letters to Peter Panther. 

Letters To The Editor 



Roving Reporter Puts Life In Jeopardy, 
Covers Hike To Moosalamoo, Cascades 

I For some time I had beer considered 
something of an oddity among my friends. 
[ had never been on a Mountain Club 
liike. Last week I was awarded a Campus 
assignment as roving reporter to cover 
Sunday's expedition to Moosalamoo and 
the Cascades, so I dutifully added my 
name to the list of 180 other mountaineers, 
posted in the Student Union lobby. 

Sunday morning finally arrived and the 
clanging of the dormitory bell wakened 
me bright and early. Having been allowed 
to tarry 'till the deadly hour of 12.30 
the night before, I sought sanctuary under 
the covers, but duty’s stern call gradually 
dragged me back to reality. I had a mis¬ 
sion to accomplish, and, determined not 
to fail, I prepared for the foray. After 
downing a Hepburn breakfast, I joined a 
cluster of outdoor enthusiasts being 
herded into a truck : destination—Moosal- 
amoo, an imposing glacial deposit over¬ 
looking Lake Duntnore. 

Filled with an enthusiasm inappropriate 
to the hour, the local marching and sing¬ 
ing society soon exhausted the Mountain 
Club’s repertoire. Strains of "My eyes 
are dim, I cannot see" could be taken lit¬ 
erally as everyone jockeyed for a position 
at the tail gate. After a half hour’s ride, 
we reached our destination and the hike 
was on. Up to the top of the mount 
charged the six hundred I Your con¬ 
scientious Campus reporter was in a de¬ 
tachment of about forty souls, led by Don 

The morning was sufficiently clear, 
crisp, and sunshiny to delight any hiker's 
heart. Friends had assured me that this 
hike was a snap, so I sauntered confidently 
along, gradually adopting the casual mien 
of the veteran Mountain Clubber. As 
the cares of classes and studying dropped 
from my shoulders, so did several extra 
sweaters. But, as frequently happens when 
one is climbing mountains, the trail got 
steeper and steeper. Halfway up I began 
to suspect the reassuring words of my 
friends, and resolved to give up smoking 

At length it became apparent that the 
trail had eluded us, and a hasty confer¬ 
ence of the leaders proved that we were 
blazing our own. Evidently Don Belden 
bad been up to the deadly hour of 12.30 
the night before also. Our battle cry 
changed to "Where are you?” but, un¬ 
daunted, we marched on and before long 
came face to face with a cliff of discour¬ 
aging height. It was with many misgiv¬ 
ings that I realized I would have to scale 
it. My zest for the whole project dimin¬ 
ished, but with my career as a reporter 
at stake, determinedly I clambered, hand 
over foot, up the escarpment. Horrors I 
Another hole in my brother’s shirt. 
Thankful for my accident insurance and 
encouraged by words of the veteran hik¬ 
ers, all of whom had undoubtedly climbed 
the Matterhorn, I ceased quaking and 
finally reached the top. 

Once on the summit, a picture-postcard 
panorama of the surrounding countryside 
unfolded itself. With Lake Dunmore 
stretched out below, we had mezzanine 
seats for the sailing regatta. After lunch, 
Sandy Bowser guided us through the 
Mountain Club’s sacred ritual of the lion 
hunt and Mr. Whitlock led us in singing 
that noble anthem, "Nobody Ever Died 
For Dear Old Rutgers.’’ Many of the 
hikers were anxious to, go back down to 
the Cascades for swimming, which at this 
season in Vermont demands of the swim¬ 
mer the constitution of a polar bear, and 
so our descent began. 1 was very anxious 
to get down to the Cascades also; I was 
thirsty. Those that braved the icy waters 
seemed to be enjoying themselves, but 
here I drew the line, and remained a mere 

With the day wearing on and Sunday 
vespers impending, it finally came time 
to meet the trucks. While waiting, the 
call for square dancing was heard, and 
soon several sets were in full swing, 
occupying the hardy hikers until the trucks 
departed for home. Mission accomplished 
—now when did you say the next hike 
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sum. It represents, however, a compara¬ 
tively steady source of income. The liv¬ 
ing endowment fund, on the other hand, 
is used directly for scholarship aid, and 
is not previously invested by the college. 
Assuming that yearly fund campaigns 
continue as originally proposed, they will 
provide a larger and equally steady 
source of income as an endowment fund 

Middlebury’s endowment is approxi¬ 
mately S million dollars. Of this S million 
dollars, a certain amount was given for 
the purpose of scholarship aid. The in¬ 
come from this smaller amount is about 
$8,000 at present interest rates. During 
the year 1947-48, $44,000 was expended 
by the college iu scholarship aid. Thus, 
$36,000 of this $44,000 was derived from 
the current income of the college, the 
same income that provides maintenance, 
faculty and administrative salaries, and 
the like. When the $15,000 quota is 
raised through contributions from alumni, 
the college budget will be increased by 
that amount. The increase will be used 
to counteract higher costs of maintenance 
and increased salaries, which are en¬ 
dangering continuance of the present 
amount of aid. 

Pledge forms will be sent to all alumni 
sometime this fall. The emphasis will be 
upon contributing some amount, and not 
upon the size of the gift. It is hoped that 
each alumnus will make a yearly gift to 
the college as a part of his annual ex¬ 
penditures, in accordance with the means 
of the individual. Two fund chairmen, a 
man and a woman, have been named from 
each class. 

Painter—Bill Kinnard 
Starr—Bob Bishop 
Gifford—Dale Giffen 408 

Barry Weeks 204 

Unfazed by all the celebrations and 
merrymaking attending tiis timely arrival 
on campus last Saturday, Jim Donnelly 
’51 graciously accepted Midd’s welcome 
and quietly settled back into the relative 
obscurity of bis Gifford grotto. 

The only visible token of Donnelly’s ex¬ 
tended vacation is the battered miner’s 
helmet hung sacredly on the dormitory 
wall where all may pay homage. Its 
owner commenced the summer as a 
"mucker" in the copper mines near the 
Great Salt Lake. Midway through the 
summer lie and several student miners 
quit after a disagreement with the mine 
management over the length of the work 
week (the owners wanted to reduce the 
six day week to five) and shoved on into 
the Wyoming coal fields. There a better 
job as a "loader" left him dissatisfied and 
lie retreated back to Mormonism’s Queen 
City, Salt Lake, where lie punched the 
clock for a while with a survey crew in 
the desert. 

Towards the end of the summer strikes 
made work difficult to obtain. This factor 
coupled with an earlier doctor’s bill re¬ 
sulting from a mine cavein in which two 
of Jim’s ribs were cracked left his funds 
somewhat depicted. Thus September 22 
rolled around with no James Patrick Don¬ 
nelly ’51 to answer Midd’s opening mus¬ 
ter. Little groups gathered, inconspic- 

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uously, in local pubs to bemoan their 
missing comrade, while at the same time, 
our boy, who had just begun to fight, 
was recouping travel funds with a section 

And then the long trek home, across 
the continent, Into Vermont, Middlebury, 
and then back to the Hill. "Welcome 
Home" was all that the homecoming ban¬ 
ners said; but it was enough. With tears 
in his eyes the begrimed miner was heard 
to say, "They shouldn’t have done it." 

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Guarnaceia Is Optimistic About Yearlings, 
Corbisiero Acquired To Help Coach Team 

When Middlcbury's freshmen take the 
field this October 15 against an always 
strong K.U.A. team, coach Sam Guar- 
naccia rates his chances of scoring vic¬ 
tory number one, as good. Although the 
team will he missing such stars as Hollis¬ 
ter, Stalker and company, who graduated 
to varsity ranks, Coach Guarnaceia thinks 
ibis year’s team will be even stronger 
than last year’s undefeated eleven. 

The frosh mentor’s morale has been 
boosted further by the acquisition of John 
Corbisiero as his assistant. John played 
tackle for a year in high school and should 
be able to help out in the line as well as 
the hackfield. 

As the team has been practicing only 
one week, Mr. Guarnaceia will make no 
definite prediction as to how he thinks 
his squad will fare this fall. However, 
because of the team's depth, he feels he 
can develop a winner. “The boys all 
seem to be in pretty good condition,” he 

commented. Only one serious injury has 
occurred thus far; the damaged person 
being Norm Sasscy, a lioy of whom Mr. 
G. expected much. However, the time 
of Sasscy’s absence is indefinite, and he 
may he ready for action in a few weeks. 

Guarnaceia rates his offense as "good” 
and remarked that hackfield men, Dick 
Worthington, Don Beers, both hailing 
front Mass., and Bill Calvert and Tom 
Trefts of New York, will carry the brunt 
of the attack. Up front on the line, Irv¬ 
ing Morris has looked outstanding at the 
guard position and Mike Alvaro seems 
to have an end spot nailed down. Mr. 
G. would not comment on his defense, 
stating that it's too early to make any 
comment on it. However, he has two 
outstanding line-backers in Bill Cali ill 
and Frank Miller. 

Mr. Guarnaceia reported that his squad 
is coming along well and that they should 
be ready by October 15. 


Freshmen Athletes Number Many 

High School Stars In Their Ranks 

Buried in the ranks of 346 freshmen 
who entered Middlcbury three weeks ago 
are, undoubtedly, many stars of field, 
court, and diamond whose names will be 
bywords on campus in a few years. With 
only a varsity letter and perhaps a yel¬ 
lowed clipping or two as proof of tlicir 
past deeds, these men will be starting 
from scratcli once again, only this time 
the competition is a bit stiffer. 

Twelve captains of seven different 
sports stand out as likely candidates for 
athletic honors this year. They hail from 
four New England states in addition to 
New York and California. 

Going alphabetically, the list is beaded 
by Dick Allen, one of four captains from 
Connecticut and one of three from West 
Hartford. Dick won his honors in base¬ 
ball, From Hanover, N. FI., home of 
great skiers, comes Bob Bear, while an¬ 
other ski captain, Pete Cascio, is a na¬ 
tive of West Hartford. 

Here from Brooklyn, N. Y., is Bill 
Fankhauscr and quite naturally he was 
a baseball captain. From the opposite 
end of the country comes a third ski 
captain, Paul Funkhauser of Clearlake 
Highlands, Calif. The final baseball cap¬ 
tain is represented in the person of Pete 
Marshall, Sharon, Mass. 

Harry Meeks of Wallingford, Conn., 
will have to switch his talents to some 
other sport as will Howard Rogers of 
West Hartford. Both captained sports 
which arc not included in Midd's athletic 
program. Meeks headed a crew team 
while Rogers captained soccer. 

The lone basketball captain to find his 
way here is Rill Wagner from Laconia, 
N. H. The Panther track team should 
get a boost from George West, a co¬ 
captain from Newton Center, Mass. 

Ed Rogers, a transfer student, and the 
only captain from Vermont, gained his 
reputation in football. He is front Lin¬ 

Cagers Commence 
Work In New Gy 

Last Monday, Coach Dick Ciccolclla 
took time off from bis football work to 
call a meeting of last year’s basketball 
team and tell them that from now until 
the end of the current gridiron campaign, 
there would be practice for all unengaged 
hoopsters in the new gym. So far, Cap¬ 
tain Walt Maurer, Ray Gadaire, Dirk 
Shea, Frank Toia, John Mooney, Jack 
Hcnty, Bill Tracy, Eddie Works and 
Bruce Burdett have answered the call. 

No freshmen or other eligible men ex¬ 
cept those who played last year will re¬ 
port to these first practices. 

Middlcbury’s 1949-50 schedule which 
starts with Dartmouth on December 7 
and ends with UVM on March 4 includes 
Champlain, Norwich, Trinity, Lowell 
Textile, Hamilton and Williams—teams 
who arc likely to give Middlcbury plenty 
of trouble. 

This year practice, although not formal 
as yet, has started very early in order to 
give the boys a chance to try the new, 
and as yet untested floors. According to 
Captain Maurer, the new gym will im¬ 
prove Middlcbury’s brand of ball since 
the accommodations will allow more and 
longer practice sessions with no fear of 
conflict with classes, as was previously 
the case in McCullough Gymnasium. All 
the home games will be held on campus 
instead of in the high school gym. 

Football duties will keep Ralph Loveys, 
Chet Nightingale, and Hilario Sierra 
from the early fail workouts; Dick Shea 
will be a question mark since he is a 
victim of the familiar malady—probation. 

With so many returning veterans to 
uphold the honor of Middlebury on the 
basketball court, the 1949 season should 
be interesting and successful. 

Bush-League View 

The lid comes off the intramural sports 
season tins week and the Alphas, Betas 
and Iotas will have their eye on the trophy 
of trophies. Once again football letter- 
men, members of varsity football and 
cross-country squads will be ineligible to 
play, but in spite of this restriction, man¬ 
power on campus and in the fraternity 
houses is more than sufficient for spirited 
competition. With the addition of a 
ninth fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, the race 
for the intramural trophy will have 
added competition. 

I.ast week in a meeting with all house 
managers, coach “Red" Kelly announced 
that touch football, golf, and tennis would 
hold the intramural spotlight this fall. 
Touch forjtball commenced activities yes¬ 
terday while tennis gets underway either 
tomorrow or Saturday. Golf makes its 
debut next Monday. 

In keeping with precedent, this year’s 
touch football league will he composed 
of one team from each fraternity and also 
a club representing the neutrals. All told, 
there will be ten teams vying for the 
football crown won last year by the 
clever D.K.E. septet. For an afternoon’s 
relaxation and a really wide open game 
of touch hall, drop down sometime. 

The intramural tennis tournament also 
gets rolling this week and will continue 
through October. As all entries have 
to be in by Friday, competition will prob¬ 
ably begin sometime during the course of 
the week-end. From the number of men 

seen cavorting on the courts behind Flep- 
burn Hall, a large turnout seems prob¬ 

In keeping with the busy intramural 
schedule, activities in the annual golf tour¬ 
nament start next Monday. As in touch 
football, there will he ten teams, each con¬ 
sisting of three men. Unless unexpected 
weather conditions set in, competition 
on the links is scheduled for October 
and November. 

The touch football schedule for the 
next two weeks is as follows: 

Thursduy, October 6 
SPE vs. TC 
DU vs. Neutrals 
Friday, October 7 
Chi Psi vs. ATO 
PKT vs. DKE 
Monday, October 10 
PKT vs. DU 
SPE vs. Chi Psi 
Tuesday, October 11 
ATO vs. ASP 
DKE vs. TC 
Wednesday, October 12 
KDK vs. Neutrals 
DU vs. SPE 

Thursday, October 13 , 

Chi Psi vs. TC 
ATO vs. DKE 
Friday, October 14 
PKT vs. Neutrals 
ASP vs. KDR 

Harriers Seek Third Successive Win 
Over Champlain On Middlebury Route 

By John Mooney 

Middlcbury's blue and white hill and 
dalcrs will inaugurate another cross¬ 
country season Saturday, Octobct 8, 
when they break forth at the sound of 
the starter’s gun and attempt to make it 
two wins in as many seasons over the 
Blue Jays of Champlain College. 

Little is known of Champlain's run¬ 
ning strength as they arc yet to be tested 
and will run a team composed of fresh¬ 
men and sophomores. Champlain is the 
sole survivor of New York State's two- 
year G. I. college plan. The Blue Jays 
are always tough to beat. Many high 
school stars matriculate at Champlain 
before gaining admission to four-year in¬ 
stitutions and seek to impress rival 
coaches of their abilities sometimes with 
telling results. 

Coach Arthur Brown’s thin-clad lads 
have many miles of conditioning behind 
them and come rain or shine are ready 
to give a smooth running account of 
themselves over Middlcbury's home 
course. Ample training both individually 
and as a team will be accentuated by the 
return of many of last year’s veterans. 
Cross-country, although counting heavily 
on individual performances, is essentially 
a team sport and the final result, win or 
lose, is determined by a team’s ability to 
place five men in close order. 

Another bright spot favoring the Midd- 
men is that a winning cross-country team 
must have a “man to beat” as well as a 
man to lead the team. This position is 
filled ably by Capt. Jim Newman, who 
lias paced the deep-breathing Panthers to 
a fine won-lost record in his three years 
at Middlebury; not to mention his per¬ 
sonal record-breaking performances 
which have established him as Midd’s 
all-time cross-country star. 

I’ressing Newman for position will be 
Indian Dave Dale, Normie “Battler" 
Bates, and “Panter” Pete Perryman, 
along with Rtife Cushman, Don Axinn, 
Dave Maysillcs and Bob Croco of last 
year’s team. Members of Midd's fresh¬ 
man team may surprise and will bear 

Although cross-country is not gener¬ 
ally ranked with football and basketball 
as a spectator sport, here at Middlcbury 
the route of the running course offers an 
excellent opportunity for spectators to 
view the oldest of sports. From the club 
house at the golf course the runners can 
be seen clearly as they race over the 
greens and fairways and then it’s the 
sprint for home and Midd victory. Help 
to make it an all-Midd victory and share 
in the team's glory. Middlcbury's hard¬ 
est training athletes deserve your support. 

With an onslaught of five touch¬ 
downs the Middlebury College foot¬ 
ball team opened its season by 
drubbing a stunned Hates Bobcat 
aggregation 32 to 7 last Saturday 
on Porter Field. A homecoming 
crowd of better than 3,000 highly 
partisan rooters saw the Blue and 
White footballers also befuddle the 
local gridiron prognosticators who 
predicted that the 1949 Blue and 
White eleven would not pack a 
scoring punch comparable to that 
of last year's squad. 

The Panthers proved potent and with 
Wendy Forbes, 185 pound junior fullback, 
sparking their single wing attack, steam¬ 
rollered the Bobcats from Lewiston, Me, 
into submissiveness, scoring once in the 
first quarter, twice in the second, and 
twice more in the third period. Forbes 
scored three touchdowns, twice bucking 
over from three yards out and once smash¬ 
ing to paydirt from the six-inch line. He 
also booted two extra-points from place¬ 

Halfback Jack Mulcahy chalked up tile 
first Middlcbury score, dashing forty-five 
yards after taking a short flat pass from 
tailback Walt Hollister late in the first 
period. A terrific docvnficld block by 
right end John O’Connor felled the last 
Bates defender who might have had a 
shot at the driving Mulcahy. 

The dream of every interior lineman 
was realized by Benny Barsanti, 185 pound 
Panther defensive guard, early in the third 
period when he abruptly halted a Bates 
scoring opportunity by plucking a blocked 
Bobcat pass from the air on the Midd 
25 and chugging seventy-five nightmarish 
yards to glory. A Garry Grayson finish 
climaxed the stubby guard’s plodding run, 
when Walker Heap, speedy Garnet half¬ 
back, gave chase to Barsanti and closed 
the gap between them, with every step. 
A lunge by Heap felled Barsanti on the 
goal line, but the pigskin rested just over 
the final chalk mark. 

Tlie lone Bates tally came in the sec¬ 
ond quarter on a tricky pass play from 
Norm Parent, the Garngt center and 
defensive bulwark who doubles as a 
passer, to wingback Nat Boone, who 
raced behind the Panther safely man to 
take the 45 yard pass in stride. The 
play covered seventy-six yards. 

It was the depth and strength of the ex¬ 
perienced and rugged Blue and White for¬ 
ward wall which managed to bottle up 
the vaunted Bates spinner attack, holding 
the Potato staters to a net gain of only 
fifty-four yards on the ground, while the 
Middmen rolled up 228. A two platoon 
system was utilized, and the superiority 
of the Panthers up front was pronounced, 
with the offensive unit opening wide holes 
in (he Garnet line and hustling downficld 
to throw key blocks in the enemy second¬ 

The offensive unit of ends Ralph Loveys 
and O’Connor, tackles Jack Hamre and 
Malt Connors, guards, Captain Bard 
I.indeman and Bob Bigelow, and center 
Bill Whittemore seemed to find little 
trouble in outcharging the Garnet line 
and pushing the Garnet forwards around 
tbe field. 

Loveys, O'Connor, and Lindeman 
doubled on the defensive unit for the ma¬ 
jor portion of the game and joined tackles 
Guido fine, who was a defensive demon, 
and Marty Johnson and Barsanti in 
handcuffing the Bobcat offense. 

Guard Frank Haven, playing his first 
game as a defensive linebacker, proved 
an excellent running mate for Tiger Cas 
well, and these defenders made many 
smashing tackles. 

Hie Panther hacks showed themselves 
to be fast and powerful with Forbes. 
Mulcahy and Hollister lugging most of 
the leather. Forbes bulled relentlessly up 
the middle, and Mulcahy, a hard, fast 
runner was always dangerous on reverses 
inside the ends and a constant threat as 
a pass receiver. He made the longest 
run of the day from scrimmage, a sixty- 
thrcc yard reverse off tackle which set 
up the fifth Panther score. The play 
carried from the Midd 24 to the Bates 
13 yard stripe. Connors set up the run 
with a crushing block on the defending 
left half. Sophomore Walt Hollister, a 
driving runner and a fine passer, stamped 
fumself as a future Midd great, and many 
observers tabbed him as a smaller edition 
of last year’s offensive tailback and main 
(Continued on page 5) 

Number One 

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Jack Mulcahy (27) catching Hollister 
pass on play which covered 45 yards for 
first Midd score of season. 

Photo by Dick Smilh 



Forest Hunter On Bates Game 


(Continued from page 1) 

mankind was wafted gently, and in all its length, into my ears. But during that 
whole four months I had only one conversational contact with my neighbors, one 
which occurred one three o’clock a.m. I was awakened on that morning by a vigorous 
conversation, composed to a really remarkable degree of Chaucerian expletives, which 
was being carried on just outside my door. Each participant was indignant at the 
other, the reason being that each was claiming for himself the title “King of Gifford.” 
For half-an-hour before finally protesting, I listened to repudiations and counter¬ 
repudiations. When at last I could stand it no longer, I roused myself and went 
to my door. “Why don’t you people shut up and go to bed?” I suggested. They 
glared at me. “Why don’t you make us?” one of them asked. “Who is 'ish pip- 
sciueek?” the other counter-asked. "It’s time all good children were in bed,” I said. 
" fix urn,” the first said, and started toward me. "Wait min’,” the other said. 
“Wait min’. Les make um 'cide who’s King Gifford. Hey, you, who's King Gifford.” 
Sadly, I closed my door, locked it, and went back to bed. For a subsequent five 
minutes, iny personality and my good character were tossed about like scraps of 
flotsam on the angry seas. After that, the original argument continued, much as 
might a simple windstorm which had been temporarily interrupted by an errant 

Unidentified Bates halfback gropes for lateral thrown by 
note horizontal pass receiver, Scott (61) who zoos hit by 
Haven (35). Ball eventually rolled out of bounds. 


Walt Hollister's (33) plight is hopeless on this play; Don 
MacLcan (50) is on the wrong side of the Bates tacklers. 

Last Year’s UVM Game 

And, again, I know little more about the game than about those who play it. I 
did attend one performance last year, the one Middlebury had with that school up 
in Burlington, but I didn't see much of it. The day was cold and raw, and somewhere 
around half-time a harsh little rain began to fall. Up until then, my companions 
and I had been watching in a half-hearted manner, but with the coming of the rain 
we constructed ourselves a kind of tent from out of our collection of coats, blankets, 
and umbrellas, and retired happily within it to drink bourbon and converse. If I 
remember correctly, there was an extended and interesting discussion of the string 
and woodwind sections of the Vermont State Symphony. I didn’t see any of the second 
half, and I'm not sure that I knew what the score was when we left the field; but 
I know that I had an excellent time, and left feeling quite proud of my hardihood 
in having stuck the game out despite the monstrous weather. 

But I must get to my task—or, at least, get as near to it as possible. It must 
surely be obvious to the reader by now that he is going to get no intelligent criticism 
of what occurred on the field. Secretly unto myself, I had thought that I might 
write about the activities of the Press Box (Mr. Samuel Donnellon was kind enough 
fo get me a seat in it), hut the activities of that organism proved much less exciting 
and dramatic than I had hoped. I suppose that at some time or other I have seen 
a Hollywood conception of it, for I know that I expected it to be a scene of mad 
but fascinating confusion; one filled with telephones, microphones, recording machines, 
loudspeakers, and the shouts and curses of a group of gentlemen who might well be 
just then stepped out of The Front Page for an encore. But, sadly for my purpose, 
it was no such thing. There was much less “excitement” in the Box than in the 
stands. In fact, the people up there were almost as quietly scientific as might be a 
group of astronomers watching an eclipse of Saturn. 

So I am in a fix, to use an Americanism. And it is because I am in a fix, one 
which I sec no possibility for tny extraction of myself from, that the rest of this 
article is going to consist of nothing more than the notes I took on the game; the 
raw notes exactly as they were taken down, and without an attempt even to correct 
whatever mistakes there may be of elementary factual nature. 

Notes on the Bates Game 

Mr. Donnellon and I arrived at the press box at twenty-one minutes of two. My 
notes start then. 

Get seat. Man next to me on left has some circles drawn on paper. Mid band 
already on. Know it from sign on drum. Uniforms ingenuously unattractive; deep 
blue and black. Leaders U. even worst. Lots of yellow. Mid team comes on 
field. Exercises. Man second on right says get crystals next week; won't be able 
to broadcast Tuffs, but Norwich and UVM. Says no broadcast this game anyhow. 
Somebody else says this, first, would be easy though. Too bad. Baseball going be 

Man on right with circles on paper just sitting. Man on left says soon as Bates 
comes on field . . . Didn’t catch rest. New system for catching numbers. Didn’t 

catch that either. Band starts playing something. Can’t remember what. Not 
Washington Post. Used to play snare drum myself when child in high school. 
Ought to know. Stands filling. 14 min. to 2. 

Man on right sees me writing; asks if I’m going become another G. Rice. Say I 
don't know. Big stand nearly full; one cross field nearly empty. Band stops, less 
noise. Dog I call 'George' on field. Pep people yelling something sounds like 
B-A-D; B-A-E. Sounds silly. Band again. Don’t know tunc. Not Wash Post. 
Must remember be diplomatic. Man on left still watching professionally. Wonder 
who is. Some of Mid team have trousers less deep-blue than others. Why? Not 
enough money? Tired. Time out. Nothing happening, anyway. 

Red flag at cnzotie floating softly, with little shimmering inner-ripples. Pretty 
against green. Band plays Was Post. 

P.A. announcer. Bobcats of Bates against Mid. Two years ago (?) started, 
as somewhere in Maine. We won 22-x (?). Coach Pan (?) joined Navy. Bates 
20 wins; 14 losses; 1947, 4 wins, no defeats. To hell with it. Man on P.A. sounds 
like burlesque on Milton Cross. 

Sam says biggest team in long time (in history) ; that’s why some trousers dif¬ 
ferent. Bates on field. Mauve trouser; white jerseys. Look better than us. This 
stand packed. Line-ups being given. National Anthem. Stand up. 

Third man on left put hat over heart. Rest left on table. New man comes in; 
wants next phone. Have to move over one seat. Sam says he’s scout. Says "Take 
it easy," into phone. “Paul, Paul, Paul, you can relax until kick-off.” Sam introduces 
me. Didn’t catch name. Nice chap, though. Greying hair. Guess better not put 
down any more what says into phone. Somebody asks who’s number 20. Somebody 
else says is Larson, back. 

Kick-off. To Bates. Down 40. Starting line-up screw up, Sam says. Second 
man on right making test broadcast for WRCS (?), Mid station. 

Bates makes 1st down. Mid 48. No use writing statistics. Wait something 
happens. Everybody in press box except man on phone seems little confused—guess 
cause of line-up screw. Man on phone knows, though. Damned competent. Milton 
Cross P.A. man irritates me. 

Kick by Bates. New Mid team in. 3rd down 13. Not so good. Crowd looks 
lethargic; even cheer-people look that way. 4th quarter. Supposed to win by two 


Man on Phone Says .... 

Man on phone says looks like going have lot exchange kicks—says that into 
phone. Ought not write these things down. Maybe secret. Be diplomatic. Bates 
has ball again. Look better than us to me. Make 15 yard pass; then 20 yard run. 
Man on phone says somebody been told twenty times to do something. Chapel looks 
good against the blue: like . chapel even though is architectural monstrosity. 

Kick to Mid. Somebody hurt. Rathburn (?). Milton Cross man plugging for 
Porter Hospital—6000 patients in 6 years, or something. Some recorded music from 
somewhere. Sounds like merry-go-round (sp?) music. Everybody talking. Girl 
on cheer-leading squad I know. Surprised. Didn't think she that kind of girl. 

Man on phone says ought, he thinks, use 436315—or something like that. We 
make touchdown on 51 yard run—while I wrote above sen. Kick good. Band. 
Sam happy. Turnbull happy. Man on phone happy. Man with circles on paper 
looks bored. 

Kick-off. Interference with attempted interception by us. Everybody indignant. 
Then real interception. Everybody happy. End first period. Bored. Band playing. 
Red Socks lead 1-0 end 1 Yi. 

In new quarter. We doing well. Woman with baby carriage wheeling in front 

Gridmen Leave On Four Game Tour; 
Expected To Beat Hamilton At Clinton 

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(Continued from page 4) 

breakaway runner and passer, Paul Far¬ 

The defensive baekfield of halfbacks 
Sammy Masters, Homer Ellis, and safety 
man Bobby Hughes showed up very well 
against running plays, though on occasion 
it was out-guessed on pass defense. 

Though forced to punt only twice, both 
times in the first half, the boots of Forbes 
averaged 55 yards from scrimmage and 
rocked the Bobcats on their heels as the 
Panthers gained 30 and 29 yards on two 

Alert defending abruptly halted the few 
offensive threats the Bates single wing 
attack could muster. In the opening sec¬ 
onds of the last half the irrepressible 
Parent intercepted a Panther aerial 
chucked into the right flat on the Midd 
48 and headed goalward with nothing 
but turf in front of him. Mulcahy gave 
chase and overhauled the lumbering cen¬ 
ter on the Blue and White 15 yard line. 
After a short buck and an ineomplcted 
pass Barsanti entered the archives of 
football history at Midd with his inter¬ 
ception for a T.D. 

A determined Bates passing attack 
moved the Bobcats goalward after the 
ensuing Midd kick-off and it seemed as 
though the visitors were still very much 
in the game. The combination of Skirl 
Hamel or Walker Heap to Dick Scott, 
an outstanding end, clicked for several 
sizeable gains, and Parent unleashed an¬ 

other tremendous heave from his own 40 
which Hughes, a fine defensive back and 
a tricky runner, batted to the ground on 
the Midd 10. The Midd forward wall 
rose to the occasion, as it did all after¬ 
noon, and swarmed all over the Bobcat 
backs to stop this threat. 

Red Ellis intercepted two passes to 
halt Bobcat drives and almost picked off 
another with a clear road to paydirt. The 
veteran back came up quickly from his 
defending halfback position to make sev¬ 
eral fine tackles. The cagey redhead 
will be missed for the next four Satur¬ 
days when the Panthers are on the road. 

Loveys showed those fans who were 
witnessing him in action for the first time 
just wl y he is rated as one of the finest 
small college ends in the nation. Though 
completely fooled in the first quarter on a 
Garnet bootleg, he more than made up 
for this lapse by his crashing play during 
the rest of the game. It is a pleasure 
to watch the former All-American high 
school flankman defend his position with 
hone-crushing tackles and by stripping 
the interference so that the backs can 
come up to make the tackle. It is not 
unusual to see the 195 pounder strip the 
blockers and also fell the ball carrier. 
He is deadly going down under punts 
and is an unerring tackier. They didn’t 
throw to him Saturday, but he is a dan¬ 
gerous receiver with the proverbial glue- 
tipped fingers. 

Continentals Have 
3-2 Edge In Series 

Middlebury’s football team will leave 
town this Friday to play the first of its 
four consecutive away games with the 
Continentals of Hamilton College on Sat¬ 
urday. The local heroes will not be seen 
in action again at Porter Field until No¬ 
vember 5 when they engage Union. With 
the taste of victory still tickling their 
palates, the Panthers will be seeking to 
square the series with the Clinton, N. Y. 
team who currently hold a 3-2 edge. Prog¬ 
nosticators arc almost unanimous in the 
opinion that the feat will be accomplished 
with two or three touchdowns to spare. 

Hamilton, under the head coach Don 
Jones, lost their opener to Allegheny last 
Saturday 30-13. Jones, a former Rutgers 
baekfield star, has introduced the T forma¬ 
tion at Hamilton in hopes it will arouse 
the team from its single-wing and winged 
T lethargy. He believes the T, with its 
quick openings, is better adapted to a 
small college squad. 

The Continentals, named for the Con¬ 
tinental soldiers present at Hamilton’s 
founding in 1793, are a green outfit. The 
return of seventeen lettermen from last 
year’s squad is overshadowed by the fact 
that they have never played with the T. 

Unlike last year’s, the season’s Ham¬ 
ilton squad contains a group of eager 
youngsters who are providing plenty of 
competition for the returning lettermen. 
Some say this is the reason for their 
poor showing in the 1948 campaign in 
which Hamilton won only two of their 
seven games. One of their five losses was 
a 13-0 setback here at Porter Field. A 
boring game from the spectators point of 
view mainly because a few Trinity spies 
were munching hot dogs in the sports 
writers retreat atop the 50-yard line. 

Among the outstanding newcomers are 
Dick Gumerlock and Jim Lennox par¬ 
ticipating under Hamilton’s freshman 
eligibility rules. Gumerlock, a crazy- 
legged halfback from Rutgers Prep 
School, was named to the all-New Jersey 
Prep School team last year. Lennox, an 
18-year-old battering ram, was the main¬ 
stay fullback of the Towanda, Pa., high 
school team. 

A reporter who covered the game at¬ 
tributed Hamilton with a tricky lateral 
attack which kept Allegheny's defensive 
operatives on edge all during the con¬ 
test. Last year at Middlebury the Con¬ 
tinentals put up the same sort of battle 
and except for unbelievable bungling on 
the part of their downfield blockers they 
would have scored two or three times. 
The Hamilton mentor, realizing that he 
is lacking in power is willing to open the 
game up in a desperate bid to give his 
team scoring punch. 

Jimmy Phelan did that with his Her¬ 
man Wedemcycr St. Mary’s teams. He 
conceded the other stronger outfits a few 
touchdowns knowing that his own fleet 
aggregation had a good chance of scor¬ 
ing more. Hamilton has no Herman but 
they have a lot of new baekfield aspirants 
wdio may have doubled their efficiency 
from studying the mistakes they made 
last week. 

For this reason, Duke Nelson and his 
coaching staff are putting the accent on 
defense this week and in a scrimmage 
Tuesday afternoon had the offensive club 
employ their most deceptive operations. 
On one play Wendell Forlies passed out 
of the end zone to Al Turner who was 
thirty yards upfield. 

other grandstand. Sam says yankecs.* Going makes another touchdown, 

looks like. Shall watch man with circles on paper; see if any emotional registration. 
We’re on Rates 4. Now right to goal—no, touchdown. Man with circles registers 
nothing. Everybody slow, though. Ref had to decide. No point. Pep people 
singing. Wonder what nervous-physiological reactions arc in such people? Traces 
back to primative rhytlnn-dances of cult religions, guess. Interesting. 

Kick-off. Sam says Bates picking up all yardage going wrong way. Illogical 
statement—or, really, says opposite what he means. Or does it? Very compli¬ 
cated say things with logical consistency when with two groups of people can go 
for them four directions. Bates makes beautiful td on beautiful long pass. Glad. 
Think everybody ought have good time. Like entertaining Roman masses. Make 
point. 13-7. 

Bates Line Plump 

Kick-off. Good runback. Forgot watch man with circles on td. Sam says Red 
Smith calls Yankee press box “the slums.” Interesting. Number 32 on Bates line is 
plump. Roast pig. We have ball. Going again. Man on phone giving directions 
to give people on team hell. Whole thing sounds too scientific for me. Getting tired. 
Two minutes to half. We on 15 due to 21 yard run. Guess another td. Band on edge 
field. Doesn’t look very sharp. Used to play drum in one, so know. Did say that 
before? One min. to go. 1st and 10 on 4. Sam says time the big factor. Td. Man 
with circles didn’t bat an eyebrow. Must be professional, hard and embittered. Score 
19-7. 3-0 Red Socks. Kick-off. Interception. Man on phone says ball was hot. 
Sam says had stuff on it. Sam says angry band all ready start running on field 
and irritate clientele. 

Half finally came. Glad. Went down men’s room, then to get cokes. Got stuck 
in mob. Freshman girls, all looked just alike, all with mouths open, singing. One 
girl alone up in corner baby grandstand looked sad. Maybe Bates freshman—or Midd 
senior thinking that never, never, never again see Midd play Bates. Too bad. 

Crowd terrible. Swore never come one these things again. When finally got 
back up here, press box, just in time see Midd take ball on freak interception, run 
nearly 90 yards for td. Feel sorry for Bates. 

B. doing better now. Completed two passes. On our 25. Hope make it. Sports 
men all got hats on now. One has cigar, too; looks like Hemingway gangster in 
Killers. Just about best story H. did. Poor H; got lost in the shuffle, only profs 
don’t realize it yet. Will soon. 

Bad pass; our ball. 65 yards on first play. Shadows lengthening; going be superb 
evening. Too bad spend afternoon like this. Ball on R’s one yard line now. Yankees 
4-4 in 5th. Everybody saying "how about that?" 

Another td. 32-7. Singing again of song about "loyal sons." Kick off to B. They 
keep ball awhile; we intercept. Getting chilly. Man passed out. Hemingway man 
says long drive home. Gets up and leaves. Looks bored. Band playing; sounds 
tinny. Trees on NW side Chipman Hill beginning to turn. Very intelligent looking 
young hound dog down with cheer leaders. 

Ball continues about middle of field. Dull. Don’t feel like putting this down 
any longer. Crowd looks lethargic; even cheer-people look that way. 4th quarter, 
10 min. to go. Thought it was still 3rd. To hell with it. 

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calculations of the Veterans Administra¬ 
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insurance. As the mortality rate for the 
age group of 40 or under did not vary 
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The proposed scale docs not apply to 
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A little over $300 was collected for the 
Porter Hospital Fund n! the Homecoming 
fonthnll game Saturday. Goal for the 
fund-raising drive is $50,000, to be reached 
during October which Inis been designated 
us Porter Hospital Month. Solicitations 
for contributions are being conducted 
throughout Addison county and Brandon, 
Vt. Half of the money raised will be 
used to purchase items from un approved 
list of needed equipment. The other half 
will go towards operational expenses. 
Mr. Itichurd Hubbard, of the Hubbard In¬ 
surance Agency in Middlebury, is chair¬ 
man of the drive. 

At a meeting of the old members of 
the Newman Club, Held September 29, the 
following were elected officers for 1949- 
50: Raymond A. Gadaire ’51, president; 
Tatauina E. Russell ’52, vice-president; 
Richard A. Boss ’50, secretary-treasurer; 
and Marilyn J, Murphy ’51, social chair¬ 

Any men planning on affiliating them¬ 
selves in any way with any fraternity 
while at Middlebury must have par¬ 
ticipated in a regular rushing program. 
Men regularly enrolled in college as of 
September 24, 1948 will be exempt from 
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Women's senior class officers, elected 
on September 27, are: Jean Blanchard, 
president; Barbara McLaren, vice-presi¬ 
dent; Patricia Bonfield, secretary; Vir¬ 
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you have, ready to serve, the summer 
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Barry spent the initial six weeks of 
vacation in the Colorado Rockies study¬ 
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,,f thirty-five students. Located 10,500 
feet in the mountains and eight miles from 
the nearest inhabited village the group 
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deer so that the group could study, at 
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streams where one throws back a trout 
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and while there he lived in section houses 
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and then hitchhiked to Chicago. On the 
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and no water. 

Wally rounded out the summer by 
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Rehearsals have begun for The Admir¬ 
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Of Poster Contest 

Cheering Sections 

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Rev. H. Van Dusen 
To Speak Sunday 


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Thursday, Oct. 6 

Student Action Assembly, Munroc 


p.m. Mlnck Panthers Rehearsal, 
North Lounge 

Friday, Oct. 7 

Women’s Forum, Forest Rec. 
Christian Association, North Lounge 

Saturday, Oct. 8 

Alchemist Club Outing, Lake Dun- 

Overnight hike to Pleiad Camp 
Overnight to Rreadloaf Ski Cabin 
Hlue Key dance, McCullough Gym 
Alpha Sigma Psi house dance 
Alpha Tail Omega house dance 
DU, Chi Psi, Phi Kappa Tau dance, 
DU house 

Sigma Phi Epsilon dance 

Theta Chi, KDR dance, KDR house 

Sunday, Oct. 9 

Day hike to Lake Pleiad and Silent 

SKPC, North Lounge 

Coffee for Spanish faculty, Hillside 

Tuesday, Oct. 11 

Pan*Hellenic reception, Pearsons liv¬ 
ing room 

Wednesday, Oct. 1Z 

Sorority open houses 

The Rev. Henry Van Dusen, D.D 
president of Union Theological Seminary 
in New York City, will be the speaker 
at junior-senior vespers on Sunday, Oc 
tober 9. Dr. Van Dusen is a well-known 
speaker to Middlebury chapel audiences 

Rev. Van Dusen was graduated Phi 
Beta Kappa from Princeton University 
Summa Cum Laude from Union Then 
logical Seminary, and obtained his 
from Edinburgh University. 

Dr. Van Dusen has contributed to such 
periodicals as the Saturday Evening Post 
the Atlantic Monthly, The Reader's Di¬ 
gest, and Life. Two of his more recent 
books are "They Found the Church 
There” and “World Christianity: Yester 
day, Today and Tomorrow.” 

seldom granted to students of colleges of 
comparative size, and which Middlebury 
students now enjoy. 

The installation of a turnstile, where 
all books in possession would be checked, 
presents several inconveniences also. Both 
measures would necessitate extra staff 
work. In the event of additional employ¬ 
ment, money from the library budget 
might be necessarily diverted from the 
purchasing of books. Crowded conditions, 
already present, would be accentuated. 

According to Mrs. Margaret W. Payer, 
college librarian, steps already undertaken 
by the staff include the removal of library 
privileges from known offenders and the 
installation of a sign at the door to remind 
students to have their books stamped, 
under tire assumption that some loss has 
been due to absent-mindedness. The re¬ 
covery of 40 volumes by maids last sum¬ 
mer shows that student negligence is an 
important factor. 

The current situation is being brought 
forcibly to the attention of the freshmen 
in the classes of Lawrence B. Leighton, 
assistant professor of contemporary civil¬ 
ization, and by Mrs. Payer in the library 
lectures in order to prevent further losses. 
Measures are being taken to secure co¬ 
operation of upperclassmen, who have 
created the present dilemma. 

the Middlebury section. Copies uf these 
cards will be made available at the 
Alumni Relations Office and Cam/nts 
office, Student Union Building, to stu¬ 
dents and faculty members who plan to 
attend any of the out-of-town games. 
Cards for use at the Hamilton game in 
Clinton, N. Y. on October 8 are already 
on hand. The total number in each party 
who are to be covered by the tickets 
should be signed up in the Alumni Office 
to make it possible to reserve an ade¬ 
quate block of seats. Those admitted to 
the special Middlebury section will pay 
only the general admission charge, in¬ 
cluding tax. 

Details of the Winter Carnival Poster 
Contest have been announced by George 
A. Shumway ’50 and Barbara M. Pike 
’51, co-chairmen of the Carnival pub¬ 
licity committee. 

Not more than three colors may he 
used, and all entires must be on 17" x 22" 
white paper. The following words must 
be included on the poster: Carnival (or 
Winter Carnival), Middlebury College, 
Vermont, and February 23-25. All en¬ 
tries must be turned in to either of the 
co-chairmen by Saturday, November 15, 
in order to insure printing of the winning 
poster by Christmas. 

The posters will be judged on the basis 
of their simplicity, clarity and eye catch¬ 
ing qualities. The winner will receive a 
Winter Carnival combination ticket and 
a Carnival Ball ticket. 

Paper for the posters is available at the 
college print shop free of charge. 



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